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Bone and Joint Text 8.5. Microbiology Causative organism identified in 2/3 of cases Gram positive bacteria account for 70-80% of cases in university-based studies. S. aureus accounts for half of these (35-40% of all cases). Streptococcus species - most common is group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. Gram negative aerobic rods - 9-20% of cases in teaching hospitals, especially among the immunocompromised Gonococcal septic arthritis – due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae, agent causing gonorrhea - 3- 7.5% of cases in most series implies dissemination from a mucosal port of entry in a sexually active person (Remember Case 3? This patient had sexual intercourse with a new partner 7 days earlier.) o Monoarticular septic arthritis one joint involved, organism recovered from synovial fluid o Dermatitis-septic arthritis syndrome classic triad of dermatitis, migratory polyarthralgias or polyarthritis,
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Unformatted text preview: tenosynovitis Fever, skin lesions, polyarticular involvement, bacteremia 9. How is Septic Arthritis treated? • An individualized treatment plan is often necessary. • Treatment often involves medical and surgical modalities. Treatment "failures" are frequently due to the need for more surgical treatment as opposed to more or different antibiotics. • Outcome of treatment is related to the rapidity of institution of therapy 9.1. Medical modalities: 9.1.1. Antibiotics • example 1: Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus septic arthrithis - optimal antibiotics are oxacillin +/- an aminoglycoside for synergy • example 2: N. gonorrhoeae septic arthritis – ceftriaxone is a good choice • treatment is frequently long-term (for example, 4 or more weeks)...
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